A simple looking fruit, the coconut consists of a round or ovalish brown hairy shell which you open to find some delicious white flesh and water. While we love drinking coconut water, we the tender or dried, it’s the perfect addition to any meal, from dinner to desserts. Here in Mumbai, we call the internal part the copra and use it as an integral part in many curries and dishes. But the desserts made with coconut are the best! Here are some of the yumtastic desserts we use coconut in.
1. Tartlets (Coconut Filled Dessert Baskets)
Light baskets of coconut in beautiful pinks and greens, these tartlets are an East Indian Christmas dessert that’s a must on every dessert platter.
This traditional East Indian coconut cake is different from other homemade coconut cakes. Dense and moist, and traditionally made with fresh grated coconut, you can also use desiccated coconut. Every coconut cake slice is a delight to eat!